Despite all of the uncertainty and fear around the COVID-19 pandemic, I truly believe now is still a really great time to get into real estate. Of course, it does depend on what state you’re in; here in Iowa, we’re not subject to a stay-at-home order and real estate has been deemed an essential service. 

This environment presents a solid opportunity to dig into education, get your CE done, and work on your sphere of influence. Given the state of disarray that the world is in, there’s never been a better time to simply reach out to people and make a human connection. For those serious about carving out a career in this industry, I recommend taking this time to lay the strong foundation you’ll need to grow your business in the long run. 

In any market, there are always those who absolutely need to buy and need to sell. 

“In any market, there are always those who absolutely need to buy and need to sell.”

What we’re observing in other countries that are now on the other side of the coronavirus peak is a really quick real estate market bounce back. Some people forced to become work-at-home warriors realized they had nowhere in their homes to be alone and productive, so they’re eyeing properties with more space. Others have been using this time to fix up their houses for the market, addressing repairs that have been on the backburner for years. 

After we put this health crisis behind us, I’m really expecting that activity in the market will be plentiful. Depending on what brokerage you join, there are also other avenues of generating income—as is the case with eXp Realty. So, if you’re in real estate school currently or are thinking about taking classes, I would recommend jumping in with both feet. What are you waiting for? 

If you have any questions about this or any other real estate topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to me by phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you.